Thursday, June 10, 2010

The main or West Gate at Assos

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The gate proper, revealed by false pointed arches at the front and at the back, has been destroyed. However, two rectangular towers flanking the gate are fairly well preserved. The left hand one is 16 meters high, and only has slits on the second floor. There are two corbels with square sockets above the slits. Flags may have been placed in these sockets. The towers had battlements, evidenced by a now lost drainage gutter in the upper course. The left tower has been outlined in ink to make it more visible against the sky.

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